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New Hope's Wells Davis hits homer in honor of his late grandfather  The Commercial Dispatch

Pasted on the wall in the right-center gap at Dudy Noble Field are three numbers. To the left is a massive red "11" commemorating the 11 Southeastern ...



New Hope's Thomas named All-Region  The Commercial Dispatch

SCOOBA -- Terryonte Thomas, an East Mississippi Community College sophomore from New Hope, has been named to the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team.



Player of Week: Mattix, New Hope basketball team ready for postseason play  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School junior RL Mattix knew he was surrounded by some talented teammates. With the second seasons arriving this week, Mattix is seeing all ...



Parr, Hackman lead New Hope boys past Noxubee County  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School eighth-grader LJ Hackman has been preparing for this moment for some time. Hackman said New Hope boys basketball coach Drew ...



Miller, Trojans use ground game to earn first win  The Commercial Dispatch

Braylen Miller was hungry. The New Hope High School junior wasn't alone. After eight games, Miller and his teammates were starving for a victory to end a ...



Caledonia assistant principal Byrd 'let go'  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. Longtime Lowndes County School District employee Robert Byrd is out of a job as of ...



Caledonia soccer teams split doubleheader with New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School soccer teams accomplished one half of their title mission Tuesday night. Lizzie Truelock scored three goals and ...



Stillman will lead defense in return to New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Seth Stillman hasn't changed a lot in nine years. Instead of a sporting a crew cut when he played, Stillman apparently has shaved his head. He also looks close ...



Lowndes Roundup: New Hope starts fresh, West Lowndes faces Caledonia  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. Wade Tackett has wiped the slate clean. The New Hope High School first-year head ...



New Hope High School grieves loss of student  WTVA

New Hope High school is grieving after loosing one of their students in a car accident over the weekend.



Lowndes County leaders prepare for possible severe weather  WCBI

Emergency management met with crews Wednesday morning for a weather briefing.



Defense shines, offense stalls for New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Down 2-0 at halftime, the New Hope High School football team's defense had stuffed three Forest drives inside the Trojans' 25-yard line. The break was a ...



New Hope tops West Point in New Hope Holiday Classic  The Commercial Dispatch

When New Hope High School junior Jaylen Smith makes his way to the scorer's table to check in, the game plan is simple. "The coaches ask me to go in there ...



New Hope builds lead, holds on to beat Kosciusko  The Commercial Dispatch

Some of Nick Sims' teammates were busy running circle-like patterns in left field. It was understandable why some of the members of the New Hope High School ...



Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings  The Commercial Dispatch

Editor's Note: The Mississippi Department of Education posted a notice on its website on Thursday indicating these accountability ratings are not official because ...



Columbus defense shuts down New Hope; Lady Falcons roll  The Commercial Dispatch

Phillip Morris loves defense. After playing for and then coaching with longtime Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith, it's easy to tell how ...



Caledonia, New Hope volleyball teams will Dig Pink again  The Commercial Dispatch

CALEDONIA -- Allison Woolbright is ready to unleash a wave of pink in the New Hope High School's new gymnasium. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Caledonia and ...



New Hope's Tackett sees progress despite winless start  The Commercial Dispatch

Wade Tackett has seen the progress in four months. But Tackett has been coaching long enough to know an 0-5 start to a season casts a gloomy shadow over ...



Smith, Younger draw opponents in legislative races  The Commercial Dispatch

Qualifiers for state office elections are set, and several legislative districts will have contested races this year. In District 39, which covers parts of Clay, Lowndes ...



New Hope targets Simmons' Tackett as new football coach  The Commercial Dispatch

Wade Tackett is in line to be the next football coach at New Hope High School. Hollandale School District Superintendent Mario Willis confirmed to The Dispatch ...



JA Charity Ball ticket night set for Thursday in Columbus  The Commercial Dispatch

Tickets to an event that typically fills Trotter Convention Center each spring will become available to the public Thursday. Patron tickets to the 69th annual Junior ...



Lowndes Co. schools construction projects on schedule  The Commercial Dispatch

Multiple Lowndes County School District capital improvement projects -- funded by a voter approved $44 million bond issue in May -- are underway and on ...



Tackett 'intrigued' by potential of New Hope football  The Commercial Dispatch

Wade Tackett sees the potential at New Hope High School. Tackett knows about the community's support of its sports programs from his years as a coach at ...



New Hope's Jennings chooses EMCC  The Commercial Dispatch

The confidence was there. Alaysha Jennings believed after her junior season at New Hope High School that she would get an opportunity to play basketball in ...



New Hope edges Ripley in Class 4A playoff thriller  The Commercial Dispatch

By Scott Walters. swalters@cdispatch.com. New Hope High School boys' basketball coach Drew McBrayer boasts a senior-laden squad this season.



Former baseball star sentenced to five years  Daily Times Leader

A 39-year-old Lowndes County man who once had a promising future as a major league baseball player and baseball coach is led to jail to serve a five-year ...



County to pay $15K to settle wrongful arrest suit  The Commercial Dispatch

Lowndes County supervisors voted in executive session Friday to pay a former New Hope High School student $15,000 to settle a wrongful imprisonment ...



Talley, Trojans building tennis program at New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Daniel Talley has plenty of reasons to smile. Five years ago, Talley took over as New Hope High School tennis coach with little fanfare. Talley's decision to lead ...



Robotics is a 'learning process'  The Commercial Dispatch

Arianna and Trinity Rosales stood at the ready Saturday, controllers in hand and waiting for their match to begin. The sisters weren't playing video games.



Bomb threat at New Hope High School  The Commercial Dispatch

About 2,500 Lowndes County School District elementary, middle and high school students were evacuated from their schools, after a teacher within the district ...



History, mystery and lore: It's the season for ghosts, legends and other tales  The Commercial Dispatch

A notorious train robber of the late 1800s ... a lone girl, waiting on the platform for the rumbling locomotive she hopes will bring her soldier home. Characters like ...



New Hope kids take robot to world competition  The Commercial Dispatch

A team from New Hope is three days into an international competition in Louisville, Kentucky, where a robot they built is competing against other robots from ...



New Hope's Stevenson signs with Southern Miss  The Commercial Dispatch

Domination just might be a trigger word for Tyler Stevenson. Drew McBrayer didn't know it when he told his then-rising senior guard/forward to "dominate" at a ...



'We just spent more than we took in': Lowndes County School District piles up $7M in deficit spending over past three years  The Commercial Dispatch

Kenneth Hughes, business manager for Lowndes County School District, sat at his desk Friday afternoon tapping away at his keyboard and occasionally ...



New Hope hires Tackett as new head football coach  WTVA

NEW HOPE, Miss. (WTVA) - New Hope High School has hired Wade Tackett as its new head football coach. Tackett spent last season as the head coach at ...



Pickle, New Hope looking forward to challenge of Class 4A  The Commercial Dispatch

Change is usually unavoidable in coaching. Kris Pickle has encountered plenty of it entering his fourth year as football coach at New Hope High School. The last ...



Patriots show 'family' bonds on, off field  The Commercial Dispatch

If the Heritage Academy football team has anything to say about it, disco just might make a comeback in the Golden Triangle. This season, visitors to C.L. ...



JA of Columbus announces 2019 Charity Ball court  The Commercial Dispatch

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus has announced the members of its 69th annual Charity Ball court that will be presented March 30 at Trotter Convention Center.



FBI, Homeland Security respond to threat made against a Mississippi school. So did parents.  The Sun Herald

A violent threat made against a North Mississippi school caused hundreds of parents to keep their children home on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.



New Hope falls to Vancleave in Game 1  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School sophomore left-hander Ryan Burt threw seven innings and allowed one unearned run in a 1-0 loss to Vancleave on Wednesday in ...



Pickle leaves New Hope football program  The Commercial Dispatch

Kris Pickle has had plenty of opportunities as a teacher and as a coach. A chance to spend more time with his family and with his kids was too much to pass up.



Hosemann to visit Lowndes County on Voter Registration Day  The Commercial Dispatch

In June, just 13.5 percent of registered voters went to the polls in the primary elections, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann seems to have taken it ...



Pounders plays integral role in Trojans' push to title  The Commercial Dispatch

New Hope High School senior Drew Pounders didn't want to think the bad thoughts. However, they kept popping in his head. "When you are hurt, you can't help ...



MSMS faculty ranked top in nation for 2nd year in a row  The Commercial Dispatch

This year, as it does each year, the Mississippi School for Math and Science appears prominently on the list of the top high schools in the nation. According to ...



New Hope's Stevenson commits to Southern Mississippi  The Commercial Dispatch

When New Hope High School boys basketball coach Drew McBrayer sat Tyler Stevenson down for a visit back in the fall, the meeting served two purposes.



Columbus residents prepare for possibility of more severe weather  WCBI

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It's been two weeks since an EF 3 tornado devastated parts of Columbus. Today is the first severe weather threat tornado victims ...



The W's Massey was more than just another coach  The Commercial Dispatch

Samantha Vogel and Tom Velek didn't need to know Gray Massey for very long to tell he was real. It also didn't take long for Vogel and Velek to discover Massey ...



New Hope forces third game against Mooreville  The Commercial Dispatch

When the final out was recorded at Trojan Field Friday night, the New Hope High School baseball team would gladly have accepted a do-over. Instead, the ...



New Hope's Crosson signs with Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

Jake Crosson wanted to find the right place to continue to grow his golf game. Already one of the top high-school age players in the state of Mississippi, Crosson ...



NHHS' Thomas finds right fit at EMCC  The Commercial Dispatch

Terryonte Thomas looked long and hard to find coaches and a school that made him feel like a priority. That search often can be difficult for high school ...



'We're close': LCSD officials tour new tech center  The Commercial Dispatch

On the morning of Aug. 27, 2013, one thought dominated the mind of Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright. "We're close," he thought as ...



New Hope student's wrongful arrest lawsuit moves forward  The Commercial Dispatch

Federal judge Debra Brown on Tuesday denied the motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment against a Lowndes County Justice Court judge ...



Burt's blast bumps New Hope into third round  The Commercial Dispatch

Ryan Burt was looking for something he could handle. On a night Andrew Peugh kept hitters off balance with a steady diet of changeups and curveballs, Burt ...



New Hope student killed in car accident laid to rest  WTVA

Emotional day for family and friends of Antaves Petty.



New Hope reaches out to Oak Hill in its time of grief  The Commercial Dispatch

Cathy Davis is in her 30th year in education and her third year as headmaster at Oak Hill Academy in West Point, but she has never had a first day of school like ...



Building Hope: A local teacher helps 'build a bridge' between continents  The Commercial Dispatch

When Janet Robertson stands before her New Hope Middle School science students, the class has her full attention. But there are quiet moments, after-hours or ...



Father of woman charged with providing New Hope teen alcohol speaks out  The Commercial Dispatch

The father of a woman accused of providing alcohol to one of four New Hope teenagers injured in an automobile accident said his daughter only gave one of the ...



New Hope's Melton signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

Have glove will travel. In Alex Melton's case, two gloves will do just fine, even though she is apt to move from catcher to pitcher to infield to outfield in the same ...



Former New Hope student sues county over wrongful sex crime arrest  The Commercial Dispatch

Lowndes County is facing a federal lawsuit stemming from an alleged wrongful arrest in 2015. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested Javonte Ellis, then a ...



These students have developed technology to protect their high schools during a shooting  WTVA

In the era of mass shootings, some high school teens are taking their safety into their own hands.Two groups of high school students have been recogni...



Complaint filed over Lowndes Co. school sports  The Commercial Dispatch

Parents of a New Hope High School student-athlete have filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights alleging the Lowndes County School District is not ...



New Hope High's Bell signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.  The Commercial Dispatch

JaQuante Bell is excited about the next step. It doesn't bother the New Hope High School senior that he likely is going to have to change a few things, but that is ...



A 'sweet soul' lost in a 'dark world': Friends remember Drew Johnson for his kindness, pitching acumen  The Commercial Dispatch

Chris Wright and his friend Drew Johnson were at a local fair in 2001 when they approached one of the games where players threw balls trying to knock over ...



Byrd resigns as NHHS boys basketball coach  The Commercial Dispatch

Robert Byrd is looking ahead. After years working to raise the children of other people and toiling as a basketball coach, Byrd said Wednesday it is time for a ...



Car accident in Lowndes County claims life of teenager  WTVA

The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident in Lowndes County Saturday night.



Local archives seeks school yearbooks  The Commercial Dispatch

The Billups-Garth Archives at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is asking for help from the community in filling existing gaps of yearbooks or annuals from ...



'Electronics bundled with love': MSU professor, New Hope Elementary students design robotic animals to help with therapy  The Commercial Dispatch

Mississippi State University Associate Professor Cindy Bethel and New Hope Elementary teacher Jennifer Caldwell hope to soon set up a play date for two ...



SHS volleyball players kneel for anthem at New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

Area school districts are grappling with how to deal with student protests of the national anthem after members of the Starkville High School volleyball team knelt ...



New Hope teen indicted for aggravated DUI in 2016 wreck  The Commercial Dispatch

The driver in a wreck that sent three New Hope High School students to the hospital last October has been indicted on three counts of aggravated DUI.



New Hope's future in baseball uncertain  The Commercial Dispatch

The blank Web page might be an omen for the New Hope High School baseball program. At 3 p.m. Saturday, the www.newhopebaseball.com page on the New ...



Rock Sanders: Life in the fast lane  The Commercial Dispatch

Rock Sanders takes life at a pretty fast clip. Sometimes at more than 150 mph. Achieved in 4.60 seconds, within an eighth of a mile. And he's very good at it.



New Hope softball opens playoff series with win over Pontotoc  The Commercial Dispatch

Nothing worked for Kenzie Ray. Facing a pitching machine that was peppering softballs on the outside part of home plate, Ray couldn't connect Monday in ...



CHS softball player dies, another injured in Sunday vehicle crash  The Commercial Dispatch

Dozens of pink and black balloons dotted the sky over the Columbus High School softball field this morning, as students reflected on the shocking loss of a ...



Two more CMSD schools fall to F rating  The Commercial Dispatch

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, revealing a mixed bag of results in the Golden Triangle.



ELL bridges gaps in language, culture  The Commercial Dispatch

It's Wednesday morning and two brothers are facing off in a friendly competition at New Hope High School. Lucio Martinez, 18, towers over his 8-year-old brother ...



Best of the Class  WCBI

A popular WCBI community *service* project that salutes graduating high school students in North Mississippi and West Alabama for academic excellence.



Chamber hosts education awards  The Commercial Dispatch

Cheyanne Allred was shocked to hear her name called. Allred, a senior at New Hope High School, was named the overall outstanding senior and recipient of a ...



New Hope's Gerhart signs with Northeast Mississippi  The Commercial Dispatch

Kelsie Gerhart has realized her dream. Although she had a feeling for several months where she would end up, the New Hope High School senior made her ...



Making the choice to stay sober: Alternative school students get lesson on effects of addiction  The Commercial Dispatch

Fifteen-year-old Destanne Barker's vision was blurry. She had been instructed to throw a ball into a basket only a few feet away, but there appeared to be three ...



High school football players charged with statutory rape  Jackson Clarion Ledger

What began as a conversation on Facebook, authorities say, led to three New Hope High School football players being arrested and charged with statutory rape ...



New Hope's Tate Jr. signs with Memphis  The Commercial Dispatch

Jeremy Tate Jr. looked the part. With the help of his father, Jeremy Tate Sr., the New Hope High School senior was color-coordinated Wednesday morning with a ...



One killed, 4 in hospital after Saturday night wreck  The Commercial Dispatch

A fatal wreck on Highway 82 West claimed the life of a New Hope High School student on Saturday night. Antaves Rotalren Petty, 16, died at the scene of the ...



Branch new MA baseball coach  South Reporter

Bruce Branch is ready to put his stamp on the Marshall Academy baseball program.



New Hope, Caledonia split soccer matches  The Commercial Dispatch

CALEDONIA -- New Hope High School forward Jake Crosson didn't call "bar" when he launched a corner kick in the 22nd minute of his team's derby match ...



Weather Safety Information  WCBI

Thanks for visiting the WCBI First Alert Safety Website. Included is a list of information and different links that will help keep your family safe and prepared for ...



Chamber of Commerce holds Education Luncheon  The Commercial Dispatch

More than 40 students from public and private schools in the Golden Triangle were recognized for Friday academic achievements at the Columbus-Lowndes ...



Hester's removal as New Hope High baseball coach top story  The Commercial Dispatch

Stacy Hester began the year as the head coach of one of the state''s most noted high school baseball programs. By the middle of 2009, Hester was out at New ...



Luring children online: Monitor teens' accounts, talk about social media, parents and experts say  The Commercial Dispatch

Two years ago, Aimee Bradley's daughter didn't think anything of exchanging online messages with someone she had never met. It was a friend of a friend of a ...



Church hosts a special night for area teens and adults  The Commercial Dispatch

For some it was the first foray into fine ladies' frippery, the first time to dab perfume on earlobes, string pearls around necks, slip satin shoes upon feet. For others ...



Lowndes Co. Alternative School takes students others won't  The Commercial Dispatch

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees was given a presentation on the districts Alternative School at Friday's regularly scheduled board meeting.



New Hope senior, Ole Miss signee arrested for stealing guns  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. A New Hope High School senior and Ole Miss football signee is in Lowndes County ...



New Hope looks to use youth as advantage on volleyball court  The Commercial Dispatch

Allison Woolbright isn't going to allow youth to be an impediment for the New Hope High School volleyball team. Entering her second year as coach, Woolbright ...



New Hope beats Leake Central to win Region 4-4A title  The Commercial Dispatch

MACON -- Kyree Fields took flight to provide the spark. Tyler Stevenson followed by taking his game to another level to help push the New Hope High School ...



Two sheriff's deputies shot in New Hope  The Commercial Dispatch

The contents of this article have been modified since its original posting. Two deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department were shot and another ...



Columbus sweeps New Hope in basketball doubleheader  The Commercial Dispatch

Admiral Ackbar should have warned the New Hope High School boys basketball team what was coming against the Columbus High Falcons on Saturday night.



Gaining a seat at the table: Bulldog Bytes STEM camp encourages girls to pursue computer science  The Commercial Dispatch

Women teaching women in a field traditionally dominated by men. That's the idea behind the Mississippi State University sponsored Bulldog Bytes camp hosted ...



New Hope looks to go to 3-0  The Commercial Dispatch

Kris Pickle sees the difference in Thomas Stevens after one season. A year ago, Pickle watched Stevens go through the growing pains most quarterbacks have ...



Hollywood stuntman talks to teens about following their dreams  The Commercial Dispatch

Find what you're good at and make a living at it. That was Justin Evans' message to kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus Friday. The Columbus native ...



Student's statutory rape charges dismissed  The Commercial Dispatch

On March 26, Javonte Ellis, a senior at New Hope High School, was arrested at his school's campus by investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's ...



Report: Sentencing delayed for former Starkville Academy coach  WTVA

A judge will sentence a former Starkville Academy baseball coach at a later date as he persues a workman's compensation case against the Texas Rangers.



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